Tag: Sleep

Sleep Training: Is It Safe & Effective? [Fact Sheet]

Sleep Training: Is It Safe & Effective? [Fact Sheet]

9:48 am |

*Scroll to the end of this post to download the complete sleep training fact sheet. There is probably no parenting topic quite as controversial as sleep training (ok, vaccinations would be right up there!). In case you’re not familiar with the term, sleep training is essentially when parents intervene to help their baby learn to […]

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3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3:28 pm |

In a recent survey, I asked parents of high need babies about sleep. Based on what I’ve heard from parents over the past nine years of running this site, I felt quite confident in being able to predict what they were going to say: that their high need baby had troubles falling asleep, staying asleep […]

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Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

[ 0 ] 2:25 pm |

I’ve heard several people refer to “the high needs puzzle”, and it’s a term I’m growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we’re told that there is one, singular reason why our baby or toddler is fussy or high need. Some of the suggested reasons are that: You’re spoiling your baby You […]

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You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

[ 8 ] 6:16 pm |

To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The past _______ months/years haven’t been easy for me and your father/mother/sibling(s). I know they haven’t been easy for […]

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Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

[ 0 ] 12:51 pm |

Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.  Dr. Karp’s techniques offer parents a very practical and effective way of not only calming their baby, but also of helping them sleep longer. These […]

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Susan’s Story: A Moment of Perspective

Susan’s Story: A Moment of Perspective

[ 2 ] 1:08 pm |

There are times when I have a moment of clarity. Today was one. After we came back from being out all day I was worn out. I looked at Jacob and thought: This is one of those moments when I wish I could just lay down and relax after being at the park and the […]

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Nothing is Wrong…She’s Just a High Need Baby

Nothing is Wrong…She’s Just a High Need Baby

[ 5 ] 8:45 am |

I’ve spent more than 8 months wondering what was wrong with my baby, testing various theories, hating myself, resenting her, fighting with my husband, and getting nowhere. I’ve finally figured it out. Nothing. Nothing is wrong with her. She cries a lot, yes. But she also talks a lot. She has a greater variety of […]

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Short Naps, Waking Too Early, and Not Sleeping Through the Night?

Short Naps, Waking Too Early, and Not Sleeping Through the Night?

[ 4 ] 11:14 am |

I recently asked our parents to tell me the biggest issue they’re struggling with right now. Can you guess what it is? Yes – SLEEP! I asked my friend Erica from Confident Parenting for some advice on your most common problems: Short naps (20-45 minutes), when our babies should be sleeping through the night (STTN) […]

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Heather’s Story: Having a Baby That Never Slept

Heather’s Story: Having a Baby That Never Slept

[ 8 ] 11:37 am |

I think this is an important story to share with you. Many of the personal stories we post on the blog follow a few predictable patterns: A baby suddenly becomes fussy at 2 weeks of age (colic), a colicky baby still hasn’t outgrown ‘colic’ by 5 months of age, or a parent comes to the […]

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